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CAULILINI® baby cauliflower Tempura Street Tacos

Prep Time
30 minutes
Total Time
45 minutes
Skill Level


For the tempura

  • 2 pounds CAULILINI® baby cauliflower, cut into uniform pieces
  • 4 cups cooking oil of choice + 3 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
  • 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup cold carbonated water

For the tacos

  • 24 street taco-sized corn tortillas
  • ½ head green cabbage
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 bunch cilantro, de-stemmed and leaves chopped
  • 1 small red onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ½ jalapeno pepper, de-seeded and minced
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Tempura CAULILINI® baby cauliflower
  • 4 avocados, pitted and sliced
  • Veganaise or Vegan Sour Cream and Favorite Hot Sauce, mixed, to taste
  • 4 limes, sliced

The Method

For the tempura:

Combine the oils and heat in a large cooking pot to 350°F.

Combine dry ingredients in a bowl and whisk in cold carbonated water to make a batter. It should be the same consistency as a thin pancake batter.

Dredge the CAULILINI® baby cauliflower in the tempura batter then carefully place into hot oil for a few minutes. Use tongs to turn it until it becomes golden and crisp. Continue using tongs to transfer to a paper towel-lined rack to drain. Season lightly with salt.

For the tacos:

Finely shred cabbage. Place tortillas in a 250°F oven for a few minutes to soften and warm.

Place juice of one lime, the tomatoes, cilantro, onion, jalapenos, and salt in bowl and mix.

Place warm tortilla on a plate and fill it with the CAULILINI® baby cauliflower tempura, tomato mixture, avocado slices and marinated cabbage.

Serve with creamy hot sauce and a slice of fresh lime.

By Kari Bernardi, Super Natural Chef | Member, Mann’s Chef Panel

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 539g | Servings: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories 620׀ Total Fat 34g (sat 4.5g trans 0g) ׀ Cholesterol 0mg ׀ Sodium 410mg ׀ Total Carbohydrate 79g ׀ Dietary Fiber 9g ׀ Sugars 10g (Includes 0g Added Sugars) | Protein 10g ׀ Vitamin D 0% ׀ Calcium 10% ׀ Iron 15% ׀ Potassium 20%

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